29 September 2023
Hi Parents, Families, Caregivers and Community,
School holidays: I am sure you don’t need reminding, but school holidays start on Monday Oct 2, for two weeks. We welcome back students on Monday October 16.
Student free day, Show week: Hopefully, you’ve all had a chance to plan for the long weekend in October! October 26 is a public holiday, and the 27th is a student free day.
Term 3 Reporting: As part of changes to our school requirements, you will have received a sample of your child(s) work, with an assessment this term. We are moving towards providing increasing, real time feedback on how your child tracking against the Australian Curriculum’s achievement standards. Please make contact with your child’s teacher should you wish to discuss your child’s learning in any more detail. In term 4, you will be given reports (with no written comments) ratings against the nine-point scale achievement standard.
Learn to Swim: This has been a successful program again, and an important activity considering we are all so intertwined with water in our community. Not only does the program develop skills needed for students to keen themselves safe, it also breeds resilience and a can do attitude.
Athletics Carnival - Pop a note in your calendar for the Athletics Carnival on October 25. It will start at 9.30am, go through until 2.40. Prep to 6. Parents welcome.
When you last heard someone talk positively about you, or encourage you in some way, I wonder how it made you feel? I wonder if it gave you extra enthusiasm, hope and encouragement for the future.
During this week our students have been focusing on one of the habits of the mind based on Community, that being “we lift people up”.
I was fortunate during the week to introduce my up line manager to someone, and they in turn shared a bit about my role with my up line, and gave positive affirmation. I went away reflecting on the impact that it had on me, that being that I had felt really seen, thankful, and encouraged.
Imagine the impact that it has on others, when you say a nice word to them, encourage them, praise them for their achievements, or lift them up in some other way. Please don’t underestimate the power that such actions can have for an individual. Especially for young people today. Where I feel that every day, they struggle with so many more hurdles to overcome, than I feel we, as young people, ever had to compete with at the time. Let’s don’t be shy in splashing around our kindness and lifting others up. As the saying goes “it’s free to be kind and say nice things, and we will get a lot more in return than it cost us to give”.
Little Sprouts - Movers and Explorers
Outside School Hours Care
2023 Information and Enrolment (Including Re-Enrolment)
2023 Enrolment and Re-Enrolment information is now available from the office and OSHC. There is new and important information that families need in these packs, so please be sure to collect one ASAP. Thanks!
For more information please see our school calendar by clicking the link below:
Term 4 Starts
School Association Meeting
Year 6 Band Workshop (C3 Convention Centre)
Snug Athletics Day
26 October – 27 October
Show Day Public Holiday and Student Free Day
Remembrance Day Assembly
Huon and Channel Athletics Carnival
20 November – 24 November
Growing Up Program
School Association Meeting
Kingston High Orientation Day
Year 5 and 6 Band - DEC Annual Concert (MyState Bank Arena)
27 November – 8 December
Fire Education (with Firefighter Alison)
Schools Triathlon Challenge – Bellerive
Reports to Senior Staff and due into SARIS
Snug Jingles and Car Boot Sale (tbc)
Volunteers Morning Tea
School Association Meeting (Final)
Woodbridge School and Calvin School Orientation Day
Reports and class placements for 2024 to go home/Meet-the-Teacher
Year 6 Big Day Out
Term 4 Ends